Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Philosophise This 101

Date: 05 Sep 2005

Kevin wrote:

"And Mark, it's true a lot of "punks" profess to a sort of "noir" philosophy, but in the light of day do they seriously believe in it, . .
. Somehow I can't see grown-ups using Sid or Kurt as role models for one's personal philosophy."

Sure there were a lot of posers and/or weekend punks, which is why I said some punks I knew, not all punks. And who said anything about grown-ups? Maybe arrested development is part of the noir outlook. Certainly, a lot of the complications in the noir world grow from refusing to delay gratification, one of the alleged hallmarks of maturity.

"Wouldn't it be pretty hard to maintain a prolonged noir attitude without eventually admitting that some things must matter."

Well, many of them don't have prolonged lives, like Sid and Kurt.
"Or is it possible that being hard-boiled is simply the way to deal with a noirish world? One could conceivably think we're all doomed, but not be noir themselves, couldn't they? A true noir believer would just let it happen . . ."

Or try to get in line with it, or even capitalize upon it, have fun of make a profit until the light go out.


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